Ray & Anne's

Home-Built Tolman Alaskan Skiff

Begun: June 16, 2004

The Beginning





Cruising Plans



Hull Making 3

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The bottom is lifted with the block and tackle. This was one of those exciting times like starting down a ski jump or going into rapids.

Epoxy-soaked, gooed and epoxy clock is ticking, waiting for the bottom to be lowered onto stringers and transom.

Removing the screws before the epoxy is set too much was sometimes a pre-dawn job.

Half of a side panel is glassed and ready to hang.

Attaching the sides to the bow stem

I had to epoxy the plywood to equalize the differences between the soft and hard grains.

Scraping the raised grain after the first coat of epoxy helped level it out.

I love to sand.


Smooth hull, glassed and sanded, ready for next steps


©2004 Ray Brown & Anne Thompson